I realize that a lot of my bloggy friends have flowers blooming by now, but here in Wisconsin spring tends to come just a bit later. Especially in the northern areas. I'm not true northern, more like northeastern, but it's still been very slow coming this year.
For a lot of Wisconsinites, the first sign of spring is a Robin.
We spotted Robins about 6 or 8 weeks ago, and then there was a massive snow storm, so that doesn't seem quite right does it?
For some of my other Wisconsin friends, it's spotting the Red Wing Blackbird.
I always thought that was more of a southern tradition, but anyway, they showed up about the same time the Robins did.
For me, since moving from northwest Wisconsin to northeast changed my idea of the first sign of spring.
Peepers! Peepers are these little frogs that live all over our area. I haven't actually seen that many of them, but I have HEARD them! They start in around dark and they are LOUD!!! You would swear they are birds or something they peep by the hundreds, and in swampy areas by the thousands. Millions would not surprise me. I heard the first Peepers, Friday night, so it's official... Spring is here!
So, what is the first sign of spring for YOU?